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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 247-255

The 2015 Academic College of Emergency Experts in India's INDO-US Joint Working Group White Paper on Establishing an Academic Department and Training Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialists in India


1 Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Wayne State School of Medicine, Michigan, USA
2 Department of Pediatrics, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York, USA
4 Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
5 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
6 Department of Emergency Medicine, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
7 National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India
8 Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prerna Batra
Department of Pediatrics, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi - 110 095
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.170839

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The concept of pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) is virtually nonexistent in India. Suboptimally, organized prehospital services substantially hinder the evaluation, management, and subsequent transport of the acutely ill and/or injured child to an appropriate facility. Furthermore, the management of the ill child at the hospital level is often provided by overburdened providers who, by virtue of their training, lack experience in the skills required to effectively manage pediatric emergencies. Finally, the care of the traumatized child often requires the involvement of providers trained in different specialities, which further impedes timely access to appropriate care. The recent recognition of Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Emergency Medicine (EM) as an approved discipline of study as per the Indian Medical Council Act provides an unprecedented opportunity to introduce PEM as a formal academic program in India. PEM has to be developed as a 3-year superspeciality course (in PEM) after completion of MD/Diplomate of National Board (DNB) Pediatrics or MD/DNB in EM. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) that accredits and administers postgraduate and postdoctoral programs in India also needs to develop an academic program – DNB in PEM. The goals of such a program would be to impart theoretical knowledge, training in the appropriate skills and procedures, development of communication and counseling techniques, and research. In this paper, the Joint Working Group of the Academic College of Emergency Experts in India (JWG-ACEE-India) gives its recommendations for starting 3-year DM/DNB in PEM, including the curriculum, infrastructure, staffing, and training in India. This is an attempt to provide an uniform framework and a set of guiding principles to start PEM as a structured superspeciality to enhance emergency care for Indian children.


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